Article

Virtualization at hand for more businesses via Dell's bundle

Joan Goodchild, News Writer

Companies that want a taste of Microsoft's Windows Server 2003 R2 may be pleased to hear the new release will be available in a bundle from Dell Inc. The package will include the operating system software along with Microsoft's Virtual Server 2005 R2 loaded on Dell's PowerEdge servers.

"We see this as kind of a first step to where the enterprise is headed," said Kevin Libert, senior manager of the Microsoft Alliance for Dell, in Round Rock, Texas. "We think this will go a long way in bringing virtualization into the mainstream."

The company said specific pricing for the bundle has not been set and the product will not be available until February 2006. Libert said Dell believes the bundle will be attractive to all sizes of businesses, particularly small companies looking to get their feet wet in virtualization.

    Requires Free Membership to View

Related story
Windows Server 2003 R2 ships

The bundle was of interest to one IT manager exactly for this reason. IT manager Carlos Solarte at Recon/Optical Inc., a Barrington, Ill., manufacturer of infrared sensors and cameras, said he tested Windows Server 2003 R2 because he was interested in the OS software's enhanced security, which will enable the customer to make certain applications available to clients on the Internet.

Solarte said he would consider the Dell bundle particularly because it would allow the company to take advantage of Microsoft's virtualization software.


There are Comments. Add yours.

 
TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: